Expresso Bongo

Category: Comedy
A seedy London promoter turns a naive, working-class teenager into a pop singing sensation. Director Val Guest's 1959 British drama stars Laurence Harvey, Cliff Richard, Sylvia Syms, Yolande Donlan, Hermione Baddeley, Susan Hampshire and Avis Bunnage.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1959-12-01
Run time: 108 minute / 1:48
Director: Val Guest
Writer: Wolf Mankowitz
Production Company : Val Guest Productions
Production Country: United Kingdom


Laurence Harvey
as Johnny Jackson
Sylvia Syms
as Maisie King
Yolande Donlan
as Dixie Collins
Cliff Richard
as Bert Rudge / Bongo Herbert
Meier Tzelniker
as Mayer
Ambrosine Phillpotts
as Lady Rosemary
Gilbert Harding
as Himself
Hermione Baddeley
as Penelope
Eric Pohlmann
as Leon
Reginald Beckwith
as Rev. Tobias Craven
Wilfrid Lawson
as Mr Rudge
Avis Bunnage
as Mrs Rudge
Susan Burnet
as Edna Rudge
Susan Hampshire
as Cynthia
Kenneth Griffith
as Charlie
Patrick Cargill
as Psychiatrist
Lisa Peake
as Chinese Rose
Esma Cannon
as Nightclub Cleaner
Barry Lowe
as Beast Burns
Davy Kaye
as Racer
Timothy Bateson
as Amusement Arcade Manager
Burt Kwouk
as Soho Youth
Jack McNaughton
as Jack
Reg Thomason
as Jukebox Delivery Man
Victor Harrington
as Press Photographer
Wolf Mankowitz
as Sandwich Man
Hank Marvin
as Lead Guitarist
Jet Harris
as Bass player in band
Anthony Masters Art Direction

Costume & Make-Up
Beatrice Dawson Costume Design

Wolf Mankowitz Screenplay
Wolf Mankowitz Writer

John Wilcox Director of Photography
Moray Grant Camera Operator

Val Guest Director

Val Guest Producer

Bill Lenny Editor

Jon Penington Associate Producer

Bert Ross Sound Mixer
Robert Farnon Music Director

Julian More Writer

Costume & Make-Up
Barbara Ritchie Hairdresser

Chris Greenham Sound Editor

Costume & Make-Up
Ernest Gasser Makeup Artist

Kenneth MacMillan Choreographer

Philip Shipway Assistant Director

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